We always love to share the exciting, adorable and just plain fun products with you, but sometimes we have to get a little serious when it comes to our pets' health. There are so many nutritional products out there, it's hard to know which ones to trust. You may have noticed that our Natural Dog Supplements department doesn't take up aisles and aisles of floor space and there's a reason for that - we only pick the best!
Limited mobility was a common problem we heard from our customers as their dogs grew older, so we sought out to find the best solution to keep those pups playing long into the later years of life. Did you know that roughly 25% of all dogs develop joint mobility issues over their lifetime? It’s a very unfortunate occurrence, but we knew there had to be something out there to help. So we started researching and that's when we found Liquid Health K9 Glucosamine, an liquid all-natural vitamin supplement formulated to help your dog continue to enjoy an active lifestyle while managing their joint problems.
Compared to some of it's competitors, we liked that K-9 Glucosamine contained no sugar, starch, wheat, gluten, yeast, milk, corn, or soy derivatives and because it is in liquid form, your pup is able to absorb the nutrients quickly and efficiently, offering much quicker results than tablets. Active ingredients include glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, MSM, manganese chelate, and hyaluronic acid. Inactive ingredients include 100% pure aloe vera juice, citric acid, potassium sorbate, purified water, sodium benzoate, stevia, and vegetable glycerin. For more specific nutrition facts, you can refer to the K9 Glucosamine product description on Muttropolis.com.
The manufacturer suggests it's best to include K9 Glucosamine in your pup’s regime at a young age rather than waiting until they are experiencing joint problems. They say starting early is highly beneficial as the glucosamine and chondroitin are both easily absorbed natural substances that may stimulate the production of proteoglycans which help maintain health and resiliency of joints and connective tissues. We've tested this out with our own dogs over the past few years and so far there haven't been any major joint issues as they age.
Liquid Health K9 Glucosamine is sold in 8oz and 32oz sizes, each with specific dosing instructions included on the packaging. Doses should be administered during or after your dog has eaten to reduce incidence of gastrointestinal upset. Refrigeration is required after opening, and please keep in mind that as with any natural product, color and taste may vary and some settling is normal so shake well before administering.
We have found Liquid Health to be the most comprehensive line of liquid nutritional supplements available for people and animals. The company filled a niche back in 1991 with their liquid formulas as they are not only a solution for those who have a problem swallowing pills or digesting tablets, they also provide quicker, more efficient absorption.
If you think you may need a more powerful version of K9 Glucosamine, the same manufacturer offers Liquid Health 5000 which is a stronger formula. Or, if you are interested in an all-natural multivitamin for your pup, they also make Liquid Health Fido Nutrients, which is packed with a balance if healthy vitamins and minerals. You can find any of these products online at Muttropolis.com or in one of our three Southern California Muttropolis store locations.